Pedestrian struck twice, killed on I-4 in Hillsborough, troopers say

The man was trying to cross the interstate on foot east of the I-75 interchange, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
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Published Nov. 30, 2020

A 26-year-old Tampa man was killed Sunday evening after he was struck by a car while trying to cross I-4 on foot, got up and was hit by another car, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Troopers said that at 7:53 p.m., the man was walking north across the westbound lanes of I-4 in Seffner, near the first exit to the east of the I-75 interchange. A sedan driven by a 41-year-old Tampa man and carrying three passengers struck him, then stopped.

The pedestrian got up and began walking south across the westbound lanes, said Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Steve Gaskins. Then a second sedan, driven by a 29-year-old Hudson woman, struck him.

He died of his injuries at the scene, troopers said. The woman driving the second sedan had minor injuries. None of the people in the first car were injured.

The Highway Patrol did not release the names of those involved because of its interpretation of Marsy’s Law, a voter-approved amendment to the state Constitution that was designed to protect crime victims but that deprives the public of information long available under Florida’s public records law.